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Friday Kickoff: Mesut Ozil reportedly set for Man United, Keylor Navas injury and more

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A Premier League star looks set for a switch while a CONCACAF star is set to miss time with an injury. (REPORT)

Mesut Ozil has reportedly told teammates that he's headed to Manchester United. (REPORT)

Keylor Navas will miss even more time due to an issue with his adductor injury. (REPORT)

Barcelona has reportedly been scouting Manchester United winger Anthony Martial.

Monday Kickoff: Mesut Ozil interested in Man United, Antonio Conte looks ahead to return to Italy and more

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One Premier League star could be on the move when his deal expires at the end of the season while one Premier League manager is looking ahead to life after England.

With his contract situation still unresolved, Mesut Ozil reportedly has interest in joining Manchester United. (REPORT)

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte says he does not expect to stay abroad for too long as he hopes to return to managing in Italy.

Thursday Kickoff: Mesut Ozil contract talks 'slowed down', Paul Pogba injury and more

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Arsene Wenger says contract talks with Mesut Ozil have "slowed down" in recent weeks. (REPORT)

Manchester United reportedly believe Paul Pogba could miss up to a month after suffering an injury in Champions League play. (REPORT)

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc criticized the referee of Wednesday's Champions League loss to Tottenham due to two controversial disallowed goals.

Arsenal

This looks bad for Arsenal star but even worse for Wenger

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First of all I have to say before I go on to talk about this rumour concerning the Arsenal and Germany midfield star Mesut Ozil and our manager Arsene Wenger that it does not come from a named source but rather that old press favourite 'sources at Arsenal' so we have to realise that it [...]

Wenger rues Arsenal panic after penalty dispute

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Arsene Wenger believes a “scandalous” penalty was the main reason why his Arsenal side ended up losing 2-1 at Watford on Saturday.

The result lifted Marco Silva’s Hornets into fourth place in the Premier League on a day when Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea also all dropped points.

Wenger rues Arsenal panic after penalty dispute

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Watford (United Kingdom) (AFP) – Arsene Wenger believes a “scandalous” penalty was the main reason why his Arsenal side ended up losing 2-1 at Watford on Saturday.

The result lifted Marco Silva’s Hornets into fourth place in the Premier League on a day when Manchester United, Liverpool and Chelsea also all dropped points.

‘Arsenal Players Lack Cojones’ – Troy Deeney Rips Into Gunners After Helping Watford To Dramatic Win At Vicarage Road (Video)

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Arsenal were beaten 2-1 by Watford at Vicarage Road in Saturday's late game, with the win catapulting the hosts into the unfamiliar territory of the top four.

The Gunners took the lead just befoe the break, with Per Mertesacker heading home a rare goal from a Granit Xhaka corner.

Do stats and contract talks mean Arsenal MUST start Ozil?

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Whether or not the Arsenal and Germany midfield star is fit enough to start for the Gunners at Watford this weekend will surely be a factor, but if Mesut Ozil is available then I reckon Arsene Wenger will have him in the starting line-up tomorrow. There have been reports over the last few weeks which [.

Thursday Kickoff: Ozil, Sanchez could leave Arsenal; Nagelsmann denies Bayern links and more

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Major changes could be coming to Arsenal very soon while an up-and-coming coach denied links to a major club.

Arsene Wenger acknowledged that bothMesut Ozil and Alexis Sanchez could leave Arsenal in January. (REPORT)

Julian Nagelsmann played down links to the Bayern Munich job, saying the club has yet to approach him.

Wenger admits Ozil, Sanchez could leave in January

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London (AFP) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger conceded on Thursday he may have no option but to sell star players Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil in the January transfer window.

The pair are both out of contract at the end of the season and are yet to agree new deals.

As things stand, they will be able to leave the Emirates Stadium for free, meaning January will be Arsenal’s last opportunity to cash in on their two most high-profile players.

Wenger admits Ozil, Sanchez could leave in January

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London (AFP) – Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger conceded on Thursday he may have no option but to sell star players Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil in the January transfer window.

The pair are both out of contract at the end of the season and are yet to agree new deals.

As things stand, they will be able to leave the Emirates Stadium for free, meaning January will be Arsenal’s last opportunity to cash in on their two most high-profile players.

Video: Arsene Wenger envisages Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil being sold in January

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Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger says he has envisaged selling Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil in the January transfer window. Both players are out of...

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Arsene Wenger says Mesut Ozil could be sold in January after agent hints at new contract

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Arsenal could sell Mesut Ozil in the January transfer window, according to manager Arsene Wenger. Ozil is due to be out of contract at the end of the...

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Inside Germany’s football factory

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Gelsenkirchen (Germany) (AFP) – Schalke 04 are a sleeping giant in the German league, yet their youth academy is one of Germany’s most successful, producing World Cup winners, Bundesliga stars and Premier League exports.

Germany has just qualified for Russia 2018, where they will defend the World Cup title they won in Brazil when four former members of Schalke’s academy were in the squad.

Inside Germany’s football factory

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Gelsenkirchen (Germany) (AFP) – Schalke 04 are a sleeping giant in the German league, yet their youth academy is one of Germany’s most successful, producing World Cup winners, Bundesliga stars and Premier League exports.

Germany has just qualified for Russia 2018, where they will defend the World Cup title they won in Brazil when four former members of Schalke’s academy were in the squad.

Who will join these first Arsenal stars to reach World Cup?

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When I say that some Arsenal stars have already booked their places in next summer's feast of international football that is the World Cup, I mean that their national teams England and Germany have, so the likes of Mesut Ozil, Danny Welbeck and Shkodran Mustafi should be in Russia barring an injury or loss of [.

Video: Mesut Ozil in the gym as he recovers from knee injury

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Arsenal star Mesut Ozil was in the gym today as he continues his recovery from a short-term knee injury. The Germany international has been forced to...

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Arsenal players furious with Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil

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Arsenal pair Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil have infuriated their team-mates by shirking media and sponsorship duties, according to the Evening...

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Manchester United hoping to complete deal with Arsenal for midfielder

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Manchester United are hoping to agree a pre-contract deal with Arsenal playmaker Mesut Ozil, according to the Independent. Manager Jose Mourinho is looking to renew acquaintances with the player he signed during his stint at Real Madrid in 10 months, and may not have to pay a penny for the German international if he’s willing to wait until next summer.

Arsenal fans happy to see Ozil transfer? As long as it’s not Man Utd?

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I am an Arsenal fan who has stuck up for our Germany international many times since he signed for the Gunners from La Liga giants Real Madrid over four years ago. That Mesut Ozil transfer on deadline day of the 2013 summer window not only smashed the club's transfer record, it gave a big lift [...]

Can Ancelotti persuade Arsenal’s Ozil and Alexis to STAY?

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If the Arsenal transfer rumours are true and both of our big stars Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil are determined to leave the club when their current contracts run out at the end of this season, or even before if the club decides to cash in when the January transfer window comes around, then you [...]

Mesut Ozil to Man Utd: Arsenal star wants Old Trafford switch

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Arsenal attacking midfielder Mesut Ozil wants to join Manchester United on a free transfer next summer, according to the Sunday Mirror. The Germany...

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Proof that Arsenal play better with Mesut Ozil on the pitch!

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Stat Attack One result changes nothing, stats show Arsenal do need Mesut Ozil by Russell Cane Arsenal win more, lose less, score more, concede less and pick up more points when Mesut Ozil plays, stats from Oulala.com reveal. However that doesn't back up former Arsenal defender, Martin Keown's claim that Arsenal don't need Mesut [.

Superb performance, balanced side …. and without Ozil?

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What you are about to read may be considered sacrilege by many. I don't want to cast any negatives after such a good result yesterday ..... but I'm just going to put something out there.

I only saw highlights of the game, but from that and the comments of respected bloggers,I think we all agree thatthe team performance was excellent with special mention for Monreal, Iwobi, Ramsey and Bellerin .

David Luiz Sees Red As Chelsea Battle To Draw Against Impressive Arsenal (Photos & Video)

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A much-improved Arsenal side pushed Chelsea all the way at Stamford Bridge on Sunday in an entertaining 0-0 draw, with the Gunners unlucky not to come away with all three points.

Arsene Wenger's side started with Alexis Sanchez on the bench while Mesut Ozil was ruled out of the capital clash with injury.

Chelsea v Arsenal review – Gritty Gunners deserve the draw (at least)

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Not many people gave Arsenal much of a chance of getting anything from our trip to Chelsea in the Premier League today, and that was before we heard the news that Mesut Ozil had picked up a minor muscle injury ahead of the game and that Alexis Sanchez would only be on the bench. But [...]

Forget critics!! Arsenal NEED Ozil to get any joy at Chelsea

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You will not have to look very hard to find a football pundit willing to criticise the Arsenal and Germany international star Mesut Ozil. The creative midfielder has been getting plenty of stick ever since he signed for the Gunners from Real Madrid back in 2013, with the usual lines trotted out being about his [.

Arsenal star wants to join Man Utd after rejecting new contract offer

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Mesut Ozil is ready to leave Arsenal on a free transfer when his contract expires next summer to reunite with Jose Mourinho at Manchester United, according to reports in Germany. The 2014 World Cup winner is in the final 12... Continue Reading →

Mesut Ozil preparing to leave Arsenal on free transfer

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Mesut Ozil is set to leave Arsenal on a free transfer next summer, according to The Sun. The Germany international is out of contract at the end of...

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The Mesut/Alexis Conundrum

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Question of the day from GoonerB

What do people feel we should do with Sanchez and Ozil? Options could include:

  1. Play them as 1st 11 choices all season and let them leave on a free in May.
  2. Show them the contract now and say sign or you go to the reserves, and we invest the playing time in our future players rather than you.

Arsenal: Ian Wright Goes In Two-Footed On Mesut Ozil After Latter Implores Club Legends To ‘Stop Talking And Start Supporting’

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Arsenal legend Ian Wright has bitten back at Mesut Ozil after the latter politely requested that overly critical ex-Gunners should "stop talking and start supporting" the current team in a social media message posted recently.

Marking the fourth anniversary of his arrival at the Emirates, Ozil published a lengthy message on Facebook in which the nimble German forward made reference to the nigh-on constant, one-note criticism he continuously receives from all and sundry all the time.

Ozil’s RIGHT but needs to give Arsenal fans something to support

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To be fair to the Arsenal and Germany international star Mesut Ozil, he is right about the fact that there can be too much criticism and negativity aimed at the Arsenal team and at individual players, including himself, buy a lot of Arsenal fans and by former players. It really does not help, after all, [.

Özil slams Arsenal critics in open letter to fans

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Arsenal midfielder Mesut Özil has slammed ex-Arsenal players who are now working as pundits by telling them to “stop talking and start supporting” him and his teammates.

The Germany international who is on international duty at the moment has opened up to his feelings in a sensational letter posted on his Facebook page.

Four years ago today Arsenal signed (“The Average”) Mesut Ozil

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OZIL THE AVERAGE by Liberty Leo Mesut Ozil has been with Arsenal for four years today and for me he been a massive disappointment. I always try to be optimistic with Ozil but far too many times he just leaves me disappointed. I'm always waiting for him to find his best form, but it just [...]

‘I’d Stick Them All On The Transfer List’ – Gary Neville Delivers Excellent, Venomous Post-Mortem Of Arsenal’s Meek Display Against Liverpool

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There's no two ways about it, Arsenal were at their gossamer-thin worst against Liverpool on Saturday, with Arsene Wenger's expensively-assembled melange of meek and mild succumbing to a 4-0 defeat at Anfield.

Of course, a palid Arsenal performance is nothing but good news for the pundits and co-commentators of the world who, wide-eyed and partially inebriated by their blood-thirst, were gifted yet another chance to clamber over themselves and begin tearing strips of easy meat off the carcass laid so readily before them.

Police Brutality: Stoke Constabulary Troll Irked Arsenal Fan Over ‘Missing Person’ Mesut Ozil In Wake Of 1-0 Defeat

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Despite watching his side amass 79% possession and muster a mighty eight efforts on goal, one Arsenal was suitably aggrieved by his side's 1-0 loss at Stoke on Saturday that he felt obliged to report a sporting crime to the local police force.

Unable to process the result like an adult, the irked Gooner in question took to Twitter to make the Stoke constabulary aware of a 'robbery' that had just taken place in broad daylight at the Bet365 Stadium.

Arsenal To Focus On Cutting Size Of Squad

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With less than three weeks left in the transfer window, the focus at Arsenal will be on reducing the wage bill with a string of names available to leave.

Mathieu Debuchy, Kieran Gibbs, Carl Jenkinson, Lucas Perez and Joel Campbell all have been asked to find new clubs, but none is close to a move now.

Stop blaming Mesut Ozil when Arsenal play badly….

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The Curious case of Mesut Ozil. by Eddie I'm sure all Arsenal fans are keeping our fingers crossed, waiting for the EPL to get off. So I just took the time out to try and dig deep into our playmaker Mesut Ozil. If you're expecting me to dig up stats for you, sorry to burst [...]

Arsenal Decisively Indecisive?

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Being decisive is usually recognised as recognising a problem, or identifying a need to improve a situation, and arriving at a decision to quickly and effectively act to resolve it.

And in some ways, that has happened, in that defensively we seemed to be all at sea last season, until realising that the absence of the wise old head of Per Mert and the continuing frustrating injuries affecting Kozzer, AW decided to change to a three at the back, primarily until the injured CBs returned to the roster the following season at which time he would review which formation fitted the team the best.

Sanchez saga won’t ruin Arsenal, says Wenger

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London (AFP) – Arsene Wenger insists the Alexis Sanchez transfer saga won’t be a distraction to Arsenal this season despite the Chile forward’s refusal to sign a new contract.

Sanchez is out of contract at the end of the forthcoming season and he has shown no signs of accepting Arsenal’s offer of a lucrative new deal as he tries to engineer a transfer to a club in the Champions League.